Friday, July 16, 2010

Hot Can - Hot Drinks on the Go!

Do you like it HOT?
Well, some do!

Some Like It Hot.

That's the tagline of HOT CAN - innovative self-heating drinks that are now available in our market... and proudly made in Malaysia, too.

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At a recent launch party in Havana at Changkat Bukit Bintang, Hot Can's CEO, Dato' Kenneth Warren Kolb explained the innovation and technology behind the self-heating beverages. The patented technology is his brainchild and the process & technique were shown in a simple presentation that evening.

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How does it work?

Well, the special double-chambered aluminium can contains the beverage in the outer chamber while the inner chamber holds water and calcium oxide (quicklime) separately. You need to press the button at the bottom of the can (till a small click is heard). Once that's done, the water mixes with the quicklime starting an exothermic reaction that heats up the beverage in the outer chamber in less than 3 minutes and the temperature can go as high as 55 deg C!

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We tried it... a bit apprehensive at first. You need to shake the can and let it heat up. The special heat-sensitive coasters provided actually turned red when the can gets heated up!

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Some of the other guests' cans had steam emitting, which was pretty cool. Do be careful when shaking it, though - the drink's pretty hot and scalding!

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At the moment, 2 flavours are available - Hot Chocolate and Cafe Latte - I prefer the former - creamy chocolatey flavours always win with me!

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More flavours will be available later and I believe they will also be coming out with the Soups soon. Yeah, Hot Soups will definitely be a hit! At the moment, the Hot Cans are retailing between RM7-RM9 in the shops at petrol stations and Cold Storage.

So, if you are going camping or somewhere cold and you need hot drinks to warm you up without much hassle, grab some Hot Cans to bring along!

I'd like to thank Nazeen Koonda of Mongoose Asia for the invitation. It was a very pleasant evening, checking out these Hot Cans and meeting up with other foodie friends.

7 comments:

Sean said...

i wouldn't mind some self-cooling drinks ... wonder if the technology for that might be more difficult :D

J said...

Ah. The wonders of technology+innovation! :)
(I can't wait till they start going into other kinds of food like soup! Well, I hope they do, anyway....)

thule a.k.a leo said...

Ah... like Sean, I prefer self-cooling drinks :) because nothing beats hot drink that we bancuh ourselves!
But then hot soup like you said, definitely piqued my interest! Will wait for the upcoming product patiently

PureGlutton said...

Sean: Yep, self-cooling would be real cool... maybe just reverse the technology a bit?! LOL

PureGlutton said...

J: I need some hot soup now - the office is freezing!

PureGlutton said...

Leo: Yes, we shall wait :-)

jason said...

I actually got the invitation too but couldn't make it. Sounds very interesting.